Basic Camping

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Basic Facility Camping

Camping with just the bare essentials in some of the most beautiful locations across NZ. Expect a non flush toilet that's intermittently serviced. Anything more is a bonus.

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South IslandMarlborough

Moawhitu Camping Ground

Moawhitu Campsite

D'Urville Island

Moawhitu Campsite

D'Urville Island

Boat access only

North IslandNorthland

South IslandMarlborough

Waiona Bay, Deep Bay Scenic Reserve

Waiona Bay Campsite

Outer Pelorus Sound

Waiona Bay Campsite

Outer Pelorus Sound

Boat access only

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 78 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

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North IslandBay of Plenty

North IslandOut East

South IslandMarlborough

Penguin Bay Camping Ground

Penguin Bay Campsite

D'Urville Island

Penguin Bay Campsite

D'Urville Island

Boat access only

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North IslandWellington Region

North IslandOut East

South IslandMarlborough

Mill Arm Camping Ground

Mill Arm Campsite

D'Urville Island

Mill Arm Campsite

D'Urville Island

Boat access only

Avoid Camping Fines!

Each camping location is approved by a regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

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South IslandWest Coast

North IslandOut East

Turihaua Point

Overnight Campervan Parking

Turihaua Point

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Temple Camping Ground

Temple Campsite

Ruataniwha Conservation Park

Temple Campsite

Ruataniwha Conservation Park

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Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

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North IslandHawkes Bay

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

North IslandWaikato

North IslandOut East

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Victoria Slater

United Kingdom

Don't accept that you have to pay to do everything in NZ. It does feel in places like every opportunity to make a buck is being exploited, to the disadvantage of tourists, but with research you can find great free/low cost alternatives i.e Curio Bay in the Catlins

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North IslandOut East

Linburn Farmstay

Overnight Campervan Parking

Linburn Farmstay

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandOut East

Tapuaenui Campsite

Lake Waikaremoana

Tapuaenui Campsite

Lake Waikaremoana

North IslandWairarapa

South IslandSouthland